The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Scouts and families will explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through experimentation and engaging, hands-on activities directed by local engineers, physicists and technicians from organizations such as Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.
Discover STEM Day, a family event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016. It follows a week called Discover STEM Week, February 1-5, where Albuquerque Public Schools will bring local students on field trips to the Museum to experience different engineering and science themes each day of the school week.
On Discover STEM Day, an annual event that welcomed over 730 visitors in 2015, engineers and scientists from across the city will engage families and Scouts through hands-on activities designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of STEM.
There will be activities that allow children to test their flying skills on flight simulators, craft video game controllers, make spin art with circuits, experience the excitement of dancing electricity with Tesla Coils, enjoy ice cream made with liquid nitrogen and more. All activities will be fun and kid-friendly.
Participation in the interactive activities will be rewarded with a custom patch. The event is free with Museum admission, and all Museum members are free. Admission prices, and more information, can be found at nuclearmuseum.org.
In addition to the day’s events, visitors will enjoy the new special exhibition titled “Art of the Reactor,” a special exhibit that invites visitors of all ages to become visually engulfed in the brilliantly engineered renderings of nuclear reactors while uncovering their inner-artist by designing and creating one-of-a-kind artwork. On display January 30 through April 24, 2016.
Sponsors for the week’s events include Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Federal Credit Union and Intel Corporation.
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